Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL on Wednesday.

It’s the first time Roby has won the award and the second honor for a Broncos player this season. He started in place of Aqib Talib, who was out because of an injury.

Linebacker Von Miller was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a Week 2 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Roby, who was making his first start of the season, had an interception return for a touchdown, seven tackles and two passes defensed in the Broncos’ 27-19 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Roby’s 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter gave the Broncos a 10-7 lead. On the play, defensive coordinator was slammed into on the sideline and had to be taken to a hospital.

It’s the 32nd time a Broncos player has been named AFC offensive or defensive player of the week since it began in 1984.